From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a short article on public Eucharistic processions including a picture of the procession at St. Finbars. My grandfather used to work at St. Finbars as a handyman.
"At Saint Finbar Catholic Church, hundreds of parishioners followed
their pastor, the Rev. Michael Louis Gelfant, through the streets of
Bath Beach singing “Christ Be Beside Me,” “Praise to the Lord, the
Almighty” and other hymns.
The participants included dozens of children dressed in crisp white
dresses and suits who had recently received their first Holy Communion.
Curious onlookers waved at the religious procession. Some took pictures with their cell phone cameras.
After the procession, the parishioners returned to the church at 138
Bay 20th St., where a benediction took place. Noting the hot and humid
weather the participants marched in, Gelfant said, “We were sweating,
but we were sweating for Jesus!”